2013 Screaming Eagle 'Second Flight' Napa Valley

$900.00
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
WA96+

Evolving beautifully, the 2013 ‘Second Flight’ still has plenty of rewarding cellar time in its future. Bright and aromatic, with dark fruit, floral notes and mint rising from a bed of black forest cake and preserved plums. Full-bodied, concentrated, and overflowing with black fruit, exotic spices and firm, grainy tannins, this is an especially hedonistic vintage for this always superlative cult wine.

Screaming Eagle... the name alone conjures thoughts of endless horizons. There are only a few wines on the planet that have the reputation and the clout of this mythical Napa Valley vineyard just south of Oakville Cross, and we’re happy to say that we’ve wrangled up a few handfuls of this icon specifically for you. As Bounty Hunters, we are always committed to helping you find the best of the best... the rarest of the rare. We don’t have a lot of this to go around, so please contact us as soon as you can so that we may help you secure some of these gems. No mailing list is required, but do act quickly, as these are by nature extremely limited.

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Vintage:
2013
Appellation:
Napa Valley
SKU #:
1044096
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WA96+

Wine Advocate

Very deep garnet-purple colored, the 2013 Second Flight simply sings of spiced blueberries, black forest cake and preserved plums with suggestions of star anise, baker’s chocolate, fertile loam and dried Provence herbs with a hint of lavender. Big, concentrated, full-bodied and packed to the gills with black fruits, exotic spice and floral layers, it has a firm frame of grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing with epic length and loads of layers. Still very taut, it needs at least another 2-3 years in bottle. Interestingly, this full-on hedonistic vintage has one of the largest Merlot contributions ever for this wine: 65% Merlot with 13% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Cabernet Franc.